I have no problem investing mega moolah in a product that’s absolutely, truly phenomenal. However, when I find a stop-the-presses beauty product that’s brag-worthy and cheap as heck, I know my life has changed for the better.

Over the course of my beauty writing career, I’ve tried roughly a bajillion products. Some cost hundreds of dollars for only a few ounces and were not worth their packaging; others were so affordable and amazing that I got an overwhelming urge to run back to the store and buy them out.

The following products are not just my cheapie favorites, but they’ve been my favorites for many years, some since childhood. Check them out and let me know what your personal, long-time favorites are in the comment section below.

Let These Affordable Beauty Products Change Your Life!

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Love's Baby Soft Perfume

Love's Baby Soft Perfume, $6 for two at Wal-Mart
One whiff of Love's Baby Soft perfume and I'm sent catapulting through a winding tunnel of grade-school memories. Think cutesy crushes, innocent, absolutely un-jaded moments--pure bliss. It's no wonder I like to apply a spritz post-shower when I'm my cleanest. It fades into a really light, powdery, clean scent that layers well with other perfumes.